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to our interest. >> you are watching "bbc world news america." as the south china sea heats up with territorial disputes, we report from the hobbit contested region. it is the due date that has been a waiting around the world. we now know that the duke and duchess of cambridge will be having a baby this summer. in july to be exact. the child is set to be third in line for the eighth round. is said tos' health have improved. there will only be one baby on the way. our correspondent has the story. many people seem to think that she looked better than she did in the painting. it would seem that the period of acute sickness that hospitalize the duchess for several days last month is over. palace, a short statement. the duke and duchess of cambridge are delighted to confirm that they are expecting a baby in july. the duchess' condition continues to improve. what can be deduced from the meager details that we have? they refer to a baby. presumably, that rules out twins. the fact that she suffered from acute pregnancy sickness may also tell us something. >> about 25% more likely to ha
>> the leaders of china's communist party says he's open to high level dialogue between his country and japan. but xi jinping argues the right environment needs to be established first. >>> japanese survivors of the hostage crisis in algeria are back home along with the bodies of nine colleagues. the nation's leaders vow to continue their fight against terrorism. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline". the head of the chinese communist party want leaders from his country and japan to sit down and talk. xi jinping says he's seriously considering the possibility of high level dialogue but before it can happen he says the right environment needs to be established. japan/china relations have been strained since last fall because of a territorial dispute. xi made the comments after meeting with a senior japanese politician. natsuo yamaguchi leads the new komeito party. he delivered a letter from prime minister shinzo abe. natsuo yamaguchi told xi his visit marks the first step in improving relations. he says it's important to continue dialogue leading to a bilateral summit. xi jinping said
. in taiwan people are also protesting about the media. they're worried about the increase of pro-china ownership and coverage. nhk reports from taipei. >> reporter: one of taiwan's four major newspapers and until recently it had more readers than one of its competitors. owned by hong kong interests, it was known for articles criticizing the chinese government. in november that changed. they are expected to areceive approval of authorities, a consortium of companies bought the paper. and the major partner is pro-china. >> reporter: if there had been any doubt, the company showed their colors in november. taiwanese boats entered waters in the senkaku islands in protest against japan's control over the islands. the boats displayed company banner and mascot. the chairman of the company helped finance the expedition by donating $140,000 to it. they join a list of other taiwan media owned by the gripe. it already owns a major cable tv news station on the island and the china times newspaper. when taiwan authorities approve the purchase of the daily, the group officially owned two of taiwan's
>>> the leaders of china's communist party says he's open to high level dialogue between his country and japan. but xi jinping argues the right environment needs to be established first. >>> japanese survivors of the hostage crisis in algeria are back home along with the bodies of nine colleagues. the nation's leaders vow to continue their fight against terrorism. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline". the head of the chinese communist party want leaders from his country and japan to sit down and talk. xi jinping says he's seriously considering the possibility of high level dialogue but before it can happen he says the right environment needs to be established. japan/china relations have been strained since last fall because of a territorial dispute. xi made the comments after meeting with a senior japanese politician. natsuo yamaguchi leads the new komeito party. he delivered a letter from prime minister shinzo abe. natsuo yamaguchi told xi his visit marks the first step in improving relations. he says it's important to continue dialogue leading to a bilateral summit. xi jinpi
country's coast guard ships play cat and mouse with chinese government vessels in the east china sea, and he's watched north korean leaders launch rockets. abe is moving forward with plans to strengthen national defense. abe intends to scrap guidelines endorsed by the former government. defense ministry officials have drawn up their budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. they're looking for an additional 100 billion yen, more than 1 billion u.s. dollars. leaders are expected to use some of those funds to increase surveillance around the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the japanese government bought them from a private owner in september. china and taiwan also claim the islands. chinese government ships have entered japanese waters repeatedly since the islands were nationalized. abe and members of his cabinet will consider increasing the number of personnel in the self-defense forces, and they're looking at spending more on equipment. >>> those chinese government ships entered japanese waters against this week. four maritime surveillance vessels navigated near the senkaku
a boy who feels betrayed by the world. the u.n. intervenes in the south china seas. police officers in mexico say they have had enough. israelis are voting in their general election. binyamin netanyahu is a clear favorite to win another term in office. we're covering the election for us of there. is it shaping up? .> we're in west jerusalem there have been a steady trickle of voters coming and. sraelis are is re eligible to vote. it looks like to be a good turnout. the question is to what extend binyamin netanyahu can claim a mandate for victory. prime minister binyamin netanyahu casting his ballot. >> want them to succeed. >> he has a commanding lead in all polls. there are new kids on israel's political bloc. >> he is trying to make this campaign a personal campaign on his ability to be the prime minister. yes or no? specific questions about policies. >> the votes have been dominating the headlines. the likud party ran on a single ballad. have lost support to this man. they appealed to the rising nationalism in israeli politics concentrated in jewish settlements in the occupied we
growth. china is slowing down, the eurozone is still suffering and the u.s. economy remains precarious so abe is determined to turn around the japanese economy. of course from is a political dimension to this. japanese vote again in july in the election for the upper house and abe needs to show he's doing something to speed the recovery. >> there's a lot of money involved. the question is will it work? >> certainly these measures will provide a temporary boost but they will not solve the underlying problems. abe says he'll build his economic policy on three pillars -- increased public spending, monetary easing and doing more to encourage growth. we've seen in the stimulus how abe plans to spend taxpayers' money. on top of that he is urging the bank of japan to set an inflation target of 2% and to get more money flowing through the economy. the lines on the final pillar measures toward growth are less clear. some have insisted sustainable growth will only come by making industries more competitive through deregulation. but, government leaders have yet to articulate how they'll make that ha
in recession after two straight quarters of negative growth. china is slowing down, the eurozone is still suffering and the u.s. economy remains precarious so abe is determined to turn around the japanese economy. of course from is a political dimension to this. japanese vote again in july in the election for the upper house and abe needs to show he's doing something to speed the recovery. >> there's a lot of money involved. the question is will it work? >> certainly these measures will provide a temporary boost but they will not solve the underlying problems. abe says he'll build his economic policy on three pillars -- increased public spending, monetary easing and doing more to encourage growth. we've seen in the stimulus how abe plans to spend taxpayers' money. on top of that he is urging the bank of japan to set an inflation target of 2% and to get more money flowing through the economy. the lines on the final pillar measures toward growth are less clear. some have insisted sustainable growth will only come by making industries more competitive through deregulation. but, government le
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> people living in parts of china know the air they've struggled to breathe lately has been bad, even hazardous. now, chinese authorities have enhanced their system to give citizens a better idea of just how bad things are and how they should do to respond. they've created a higher smog alert to track the serious air pollution that plagues the country. the amount of fine particulate matter in the air has been high the last month across inland china. an increasing number of chinese are suffering from respiratory problems, so national meteorological center officials decided to add a third level to their two-level smog alert. the highest warning now advises people to stay indoors. >> translator: i can't stand it anymore. i want to leave this place. >> translator: it's the worst i've ever seen. the regime of old is gone forever. >> people have also turned to the chinese social networking site weibow to complain. some blame the government growth policies for causing the polution. others have expressed themselves in song. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> chin
with some countries, japan, china are among those vying to make economic inroads into the country. korean air started direct flights to myanmar last year. last may he became the first president in myanmar in 29 years. he met with his counter part during his trip. he pledges increase korean investment to myanmar because of the country's great potential. before meeting with bak, she discussed issues of economic development and education. they pledged further cooperation between their countries. both south korea's incumbent president and president-elect will become a democratic icon. their attitude shows that south korea is eager to work on multiple fronts towards a firm relationship with myanmar whether they are dealing with the president or opposition leader. >>> that's it for our bulletin. >>> india is asia's third largest economy but growth is slowing. now the country is taking further steps to stimulate its flagging economy. good evening. they're lowering the interest rate to 7.75%. they made the decision at a policy meeting on tuesday and already implemented the measure. the bank kept
, china are among those vying to make economic inroads into the country. korean air started direct flights to yangon last year. last may lee myung bak became the first south korean president to visit myanmar in 29 years. he met with his counterpart than seng during his trip. he pledges increase korean investment into myanmar because of the country's great potential. before meeting with park, aung san suu kyi met with lee myung bak to discuss issues such as economic development and dedication. they pledge further cooperation between their countries. both south korea's incumbent president and its president-elect will count the democratic icon. their attitude says that south korea is eager to work on multiple fronts toward a firm relationship with myanmar, whether they are dealing with the president or the opposition leader. soichi tsukamoto, nhk world, seoul. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has urged north koa to give up on the idea of conducting another nuclear test. she made the appeal during a question and answer session with citizens and reporters around the world. she'll lea
>>> read all about it, people in china snap up the latest edition of a newspaper that's locked in a standoff over censorship with the government. welcome to nhk world "newsline." journalists at "nanfang zhoumo" aren't backing down in their very public dispute with chinese government officials. they say they were censored earlier this month and so they have used their latest edition to take a jab at the ruling communist party. >>> here's more from beijing. >> reporter: they published their second edition of the year on thursday. it's the first time it hit newsstands since the censorship allegations surfaced. >> translator: i came to buy the newspaper to know what's happening here and to know the truth. >> translator: media restrictions are getting tighter. the government's propaganda division should be disbanded. >> reporter: editors did not run a story detailing their complaint that communist party officials forced them to change a new year editorial calling for freedom and democracy and they did not mention the anti-censorship demonstrations that have been happening this week.
. he will be visiting china on friday and then will head to japan to coordinate policy on north korea. >>> all of the players in this high-stakes game have seen the north koreans turn words into actions before. hiroki iwojima has been covering the korean peninsula for years. hiroki, is north korea in a position to conduct a nuclear test? >> this announcement came from the national defense commission, which often doesn't make statements. we can see these as a final warning. the nuclear analyst tells nhk that north korean scientists are ready to go. he says there are three tunnels in the northern area where previous nuclear tests happened. he notes one is off limits because it's being used before. but he says nuclear officials are making preparations at the other two and could carry out a test at any time. a senior japanese intelligence official told me one of the tunnels could handle a plutonium-type test and the other a test involving highly enriched uranium, which is easier to turn into bomb-making material. experts believe that the north conducted a plutonium type nuclear test twice
. as beijing worse -- experiences the worst pollution in years, we will be reporting from china's capital of coal. how do you feel growth without wrecking the environment? >> increasingly, it is coming at a huge cost. >> also in the program, we look at what is happening in the world of business. yet another strike in greece. >> the greek tragedy continues as the country comes to a standstill in a massive strike just days after the greek finance minister tells us things are looking good. this is the last year of recession, he said. the problem is that nobody seems to have told that to the millions of greek's on the ground -- greeks on the ground. it is midday in london, 2 p.m. in damascus, where syria has accused israel of carrying out an airstrike in its territory. there has been a reaction from bashar al-assad's allies in moscow. the foreign ministry there has condemn the attack. there is mounting concern about the react -- retaliation in israel itself. there are competing accounts of exactly what the targets were. it is thought that israel was trying to prevent the transfer of weapons t
from moscow. last year, growth in the world's largest economy, china, slowed to its slowest level in 13 years, but there are other signs of rebound. china's export driven economy has been hit by the global financial crisis. its leaders have been trying to encourage domestic consumption. how to achieve the transition? damian reports from an industrial town in central china. >> through the grind, the sun rarely shines. the tower blocks shadows. chairman mao built the steel works, one of the biggest in the world. they employ 80,000 people. as china boomed, so did his business. but now china is slowing and is struggling to make a profit. >> the slowdown in china's economy means there is too much iron and steel being produced. they have been told to cut production, but it is not allowed to cut large numbers of jobs to save money. >> it is china's allow, giant state firms still dominating -- it is china's dilemma. giant state firms still dominates the economy. where will the jobs come from? >> it is like deep winter for the whole industry. it may last another five years. to get through, we ne
real estate, banking, his pay cut. >> we had run terrible year. >>> and she's called the oprah of china. remarkable entrepreneur who runs a media empire and reaches more than 200 million people a month. "on the money" begins right now. >>> this is america's number one financial news program, "on the money." now, maria bartiromo. >> this is what's making news as we head into a new week "on the money." washington has a new watchdog for wall street. president obama has nominated mary jo white the head of securities and exchange commission. white is a former prosecutor with a reputation for toughness. she will replace mary schapiro and must still be confirmed by the senate. timothy geithner spent his last day as secretary on friday, stepping down after a tumultuous four years in the financial system. president obama's chief of staff jack lew has been nominated to replace geithner. >>> every time you turn around the market seems to be setting a new five-year high. the dow jones industrial average rose this week thursday and up ten the last of 11 days, while the s&p 500 followed suit. the mar
the world. china's economy rebounds into the fourth quarter, beating expectations and snapping seven straight quarters of slow growth. >>> the british government says there's no indication that the hostage crisis is over in algeria as the reports emerge that doesz may have been killed in a rescue operation. >>> investors are unnerved by big spending plans in 2013. plus, glencore pushes back its mega merger by weeks as the regulatory commission begin necessary south africa. >>> welcome to the program. i want to bring you some breaking news in terms of energy prices. the iea is out with its latest 2013 oil report. it expects u.s. oil demand to remain flat on the year. but the headline here does appear that the market, according to the iea language here, is tighter than we thought. all of a sudden, the market looks tighter than we thought. that's the main message we're getting from the organization. it says the world forecast to consume about 90.8 million barrels per day in 2013, up by about a quarter of a million since december. despite seeing the u.s. slight to even negative, seen as
'll miss that. but she's done her day's work. tim cook is back in china for the second time in less than a year. we'll be back in shanghai for analysis. this is what the future looks like. no, not me, but in vegas where we view the latest gadgets at the electronics consumer show. we'll find out how mario draghi plans to shape the year. plus, the oscars, we'll look at the favorite to pick up the golden statue from los angeles at 11:40 e.t. lincoln got ten nominations yesterday. but first, china hs surprised the market with a very strong set of trade numbers. exports for december blowing past expectations hitting a seven-month high. our china correspondent has the details for us and joins us in singapore. hi, eunice. even orr iron ore is up a bit w will reflect the commodity prices. >> yeah. and these numbers blew everybody away especially after the november numbers came in so poorly that everybody's expectations were managed downwards. the exports came in at 14.1% for december. imports came in strong at 6% for december, as well. so all the numbers look pretty good. now, the reason why peo
oprahs? i'll talk to the woman known as china's oprah who is a media mogul in her own right. as we take a break, look at how the stock market ended the week. >>> make no mistake about it, jamie dimon says what he says and means what he says. i spoke with the chairman and ceo of jpmorgan chase about the economy, about housing, and his cut in pay. >> news last week was that you took a pay cut as a result of the london whale trading loss. >> uh-huh. >> would you say now that this issue is officially behind you or are there still ramifications around the london whale? >> first, i didn't take one, i was given one. >> you were given a pay cut. >> which i think is appropriate. and the board had a very tough decision to make to balance the good of the company. we had a record year and a bad. we had one terrible mistake in the year. look, we fixed the problem from a financial risk for the most part. we've disclosed both the company report and a completely independent board report with independent outside advisers and counselors, et cetera. the regulators, of course, will have their reviews to do
? >> still to come on tonight's program. china's economy is not as hot as it used to be. it has the government is scrambling to find a new spark. onstage, the ballet world is known for its beauty and grace. behind-the-scenes today, there has been a brutal force. the artistic director has been seriously injured after someone threw acid in his face. for more on the possible motive, here is our washington correspondent. >> one of the stars. he graces the famous stage. and still a high-profile figure. here he is with the head of the grand reopening of the theater just over a year ago. but last night, he was attacked outside of his apartment block, and and and amassed through asset from the bottle into his face and fled. he received serious burns and was rushed to hospital. doctors had been battling to save his sights. today, a deep sense of shock. >> impossible. how it isderstand possible. >> why was he targeted? one theory put forward by the ballet is that he made enemies in his role of artistic director. >> he is the one that decides so many things and every time a decision is mad
to work with other leaders touaraeeree and safe navigation through the east china sea and the south china sea. the officials say abe and his counterparts will discuss intrusions by chinese ships into japanese waters near the senkaku islands. japan controls the islands. china and taiwan also claim them. abe says china has tried to change the status quo by force and unilaterally escalate the situation. >>> hundreds of fans have gathered to show their support for a popular chinese author. he's expressed his support for journalists who have been censored by chinese officials. more than 800 people came to a book signing event in shenzhen for li chengpeng. he writes about social injustice in china. officials forced the southern weekly newspaper to rewrite an editorial calling for social freedom and democracy. li wrote on the internet that china does not need an aircraft carrier. he said it needs a newspaper that reports the truth. users have been spreading what he's written. authorities banned li from speaking at an autograph signing sessio in sichuan province. he wore a face mask in protest. a
for those materials for more than 200 years. analysts at the u.s. geological survey says china accounts for 97% of global output of the metals. >>> fresh or frozen? many gourmets say that's what separates a fine dining experience from a soggy tv meal. now a small japanese company is ready to send the question itself the way of the ice age. >> reporter: this high-end sushi restaurant in tokyo serves extremely good tuna. it's frozen, but you'd never guess. these are the advanced freezers which preserve the fish's freshness. the secret is magnetic waves. food is kept constantly vibrating so that ice crystals do not form. this water is below freezing. it's in a state known as super cooled. it turns to ice at the slightest changing conditions. this is the key to freshness. these two sardines have been frozen and thawed. the super-cooled fish releases far less blood and water. seen under an electron microscope, the super-cooled cells on the left are unbroken. the conventional cells are virtually destroyed. in traditional freezing, water molecules in cells crystallize toward the surface. they
china. >> senior u.s. officials do not usually use such language when referring to china. >>> japan's prime minister shinzo abe is preparing to offset growing chinese strength in the asia pacific region. he's planning policies to expand china's defense capabilities. other plans to scrap defense guidelines endorsed by the former government in 2010. ministry officials have constructed a budget fiscal plan for 2013. they are looking for rise of about 100 billion yen or about $1.1 billion. leaders expected to use part of the funds to increase surveillance around the songuku islands in the east china sea. chinese government ships have repeatedly entered japanese waters since japan's government bought the islands from a private owner last september. abe's cabinet members will consider increasing the number of personnel in the south defense forces. >>> the pentagon announced a $1.2 billion deal to sell spy planes to seoul. an editorial in the newspaper criticized the plan to sell four unmanned global hawks. the drones can fly nonstop for more than 24 hours. they can identify objects the si
with china's internal affairs. >> another newspaper is getting creative in its effort to show support for nanfang zhoumo. the beijing news carry the cryptic story on wednesday. writers link the dish to brave hearts that can soothe souls. nhk world, beijing. >>> chinese maritime authorities have decided to maintain regular patrols. china and taiwan claim the senkaku islands. china's state media discussed maritime policies. the head of the state oceanic administration said his office will assume greater responsibility for maintaining the country's maritime interests. the participants decided to order regular patrols around the islands they call dalew. japan nationalized them in september. china has been sending ships to the area ever since. china's long-time territorial disputes with other countries. the chief cabinet secretary said japan cannot accept china's decision. the islands are inherently japanese territory. he says that's been shown through history and international law. he said the government will continue air and sea surveillance to protect areas around the islands. japan mai
of months and china has really begun to show a soft landing so the global economy is doing much better than we would have thought six months ago, four years ago, and i think the markets are pricing that in so the fundamentals in the economy are improving gradually, but they are improving and corporate america looks in very healthy shape. >> i wonder if it's actually a reaction to fundamentals. lee, we know that there's a ton of money around on the sidelines from corporates as well as the federal reserve making this interest rate environment so attractive and really few alternatives. is it really a function of the global economy, or is it more a function of this money that needs to find a place to go and u.s. equities seems to be best looking game in town? >> well, you know, i do think it's a lill bit of the latter. when you start looking at the velocity of the money, not trying to get too into the financial jargon, but we do have an issue where people are still seeking out safe money. however, if you look at growth of bank lending, commercial bank lending, what we call a credit growth, it's
looks positive. china has completed the change of government and in the u.s. strong incentives for investments in frane structure. those are both reasons to look forward to the new year. to not mention the fact that the euro crisis has calmed to the point that investment is possible again in troubled countries. >> in a global economy the face of companies like schuler is tied to markets throughout the world. for now the mechanical engineers say that they can count on strong demands, especially from china. >> if i don't think we have reason to be pessimistic. businesses always connected to psychology. i think that lots of german companies are in a very good position and the demand for many products, in the machine and equipment area, is extremely high and it will remain so. >> german engineering firms head into the new year with confidence a sign the job market will remain stable in the months ahead. >> if you are looking ahead with optimism to the new year you are not alone. pope benedict predicts peace will prevail in 2013. >> the pontiff made his upbeat forecast to mark the c
the strategic environment had changed a lot in the six years since he was last in office. he called china's increased maritime activities a shared concern. he said all nations involved must abide by international law. prime minister says he understands japan's stance and gives his country's backing. vietnam and some of his neighbors have territorial disputes with china over islands in the south china sea. after the meeting, the two leaders held a joint news conference them said they will work together on various challenges facing southeast asia. >> translator: we have agreed the two countries will jointly tackle issues that concern east asia. we'll also cooperate in the fields of political peace and stability. >> prime minister zhun said they agreed that all conflicts and issues shall be resolved through peace and international law. >>> operate however japan's two main airlines have ground their fleets of 787 dream liners. the decision follows the latest incident with boeing's troubled plane. all nippon airway 787 made an emergency landing on wednesday in wrern western japan. alarms indi
to publish an editorial. welcome to nhk world "newsline." the people in china who report the news are making it instead, a newspaper publisher says he will quit because of the meddling by communist party people. this recent tug of war has been playing out since last week when journalists at another paper said they had been censored. we have more from beijing. >> reporter: these protesters are angry and not backing down. hundreds gathered for a third straight day of demonstrations in front of the headquarters of the -- they are upset because communist party officials forced them to change an editorial, calling for greater democracy and the freedom of speech. the issue of censorship has flared up across china. another newspaper, one affiliated with the communist party, ran an editorial monday, calling for calm. it says anyone showing open opposition to the government will be considered a loser. associates say chinese authorities ordered other newspapers to publish the article. many did on news. "the beijing news" did not. the daily eventually ran part of the editorial a day later, after repeat
the territorial ambitions of china at a united nations tribunal. the two nations both claim sovereignty over disputed islands in waters in the south china sea. >> the philippines has been exchanging views with china to peacefully settle these disputes. to this day a solution is still elusive. we hope the arbiter proceedings shall bring the dispute to a durable solution. >> foreign secretary albert del rosario told reporters on tuesday his office summoned china's ambassador and informed her manila would seek arbitration. the two nations were engaged in a maritime standoff last year for more than two months around rich fishing grounds near the disputed scarborough shoal. china says almost the ebb tire south china sea is its territory. thphilippines coters that chioma's claim violates its sovereignty. the philippines has said repeatedly it wanted the dispute brought bv the tribunal. even so the challenge looks unlikely to go far. china's ambassador to the philippines, ma keqing, has issued a statement saying the dispute should be resolved through bilateral dialogue. authorities in beijing have
nuclear weapons and programs. officials from the u.s., china and other countries are urging north korean leaders to exercise restraint. >> we call on north korea, as does the entire international community, not to engage in any further provocations. >> u.s. north korean specialist glyn davies made the appeal on arriving in south korea on wednesday for talks with officials. he will visit china and japan to coordinate policy on the north. china's new communist leader xi jinping also made a remark with an envoy of incoming south korean president, park kunei. he says china maintains its consistent stance that the korean peninsula should be free of nuclear weaponsed on other weapons of mass destruction. earlier, i spoke earlier with kengo okamoto, who has tracked developments for years. how likely will north korea go forward with this nuclear test? >> i think they will unless the u.s., japan and north korea take extra measures to persuade them to hold off. for example, if american diplomats offered talks, north korean has so far carried out two nuclear tests. in both cases, those tests follow
. >> well, let me start just a little before that, namely with my birth which was in china of missionary parents, so in a way you can almost say that this book was in my jeans because here i was in your toured in a christian home but we were the only westerners in the town and all of my contacts with china east and of course their religions were around me and a lot of folk religion, so one can say that this might be seen as the blossoming of the way that i came in to the world. >> what part of china? >> inland, rural, 70 miles from shanghai. >> what time period are we talking about? >> you know, being chinese in my formation, we look on age as honor, so i'm proud to say that i was born 76 years ago i'm 76 years convenientable. >> and who i long did you grow up in china. >> i was 17 when i came to this country. >> so that's formative. let's talk a little bit about the impact of the modern world on the traditional chinese religious systems when you were growing up. did you see the challenges to those religious systems at that time or was it too early? >> no, we were -- well, it was too ear
newspaper china and government officials is grabbing more attention and making more headlines. staff at the nonfonjomo say they were censored and accuse the latest addition to taking a jab at the communist party. the weekly published second edition was out on thursday, the first time hitting newsstands since the allegations surfaced. >> translator: i came to buy the newspaper to know what's happening here and to know the truth. >> translator: media restrictions are getting tighter. the government's propaganda division should be disbanded. >> editors did not run a story detailing their allegations that communist party officials forced them to change new year editorials counting for freedom and democracy and they did not mention the anti-september sore ship demonstrations happening this week. instead, editors wrote that even though the party has the right to control the media, it should change with the times. no demonstrators gathered on thursday outside the head office of the nonfonjomo. that's the first time in four days. authorities have been deploying dozens of police officers to d
on with mothers in china. >> reporter: her name is ada lin she's four months old and the only american citizen in her family. her parents-- who agreed to speak with us if they didn't show their faces-- traveled from china to los angeles so ada could be born in america and claim u.s. citizenship. "i want her to live a happy life" her father says. "the family is back in china now. they're among thousands of chinese who've become so-called birth tourists. staying in maternity hotels near los angeles. these hotels are often single- family homes in quiet neighborhoods.me >> not here! not here! >> reporter: at least two are in chino hills, california, where residents are annoyed at the frequent comings and going. chino hills resident mow sana'a mitchell. why does this offend you? >> when people think of the american dream they're not thinking about birth tourism. they're thinking about people the who come here, immigrate here, work hard, pay their taxes become citizens and become americans. >> reporter: ada lin's family paid $27,000 to a chinese agency with a website that advertises the advantages o
are gaining confidence thanks to their rising economic power. leaders from china frequently visits member nations of asean. three years ago, china and asean abolished most bilateral free trade agreements and tariffs. the deal created the world's largest free trade zone where the combined population of 1.9 billion people. mahbubani says the trade agreement represented a diplomatic defeat for japan. >> it's interesting that the first country to propose a free trade agreement with asean was not japan. it should have been japan. japan should be one step ahead of china in its dealings with asean. as the southeast asian countries want to diversify their portfolio, they want to do more with japan. the question is, is japan ready to reciprocate? is japan ready to make new initiatives? for example, if china was the first country to propose a bilateral fda with asean, why doesn't japan become the first country to produce a trial fda but in japan, asean and india? this requires diplomatic initiative, courage, imagination. and that's sometimes missing in japan. >> reporter: but mahbubani also pointed
in maritime territorial disputes with china. >>> abe discussed china's growing presence in the south china sea. the chinese government claims groups of islands that other countries say that belong to them. the leaders of china and all other countries should abide by international law and peacefully resolve territorial disputes. japan's dispute with china is over islands in the east china sea which the japanese control but the chinese and taiwanese claim. >> translator: there's no doubt that china's economic growth brings positive effects to japan. but at the same time, china should act responsibly in the international community as its presence grows. >> the leaders agreed that last month's rocket launch violated u.n. security council resolutions. abe said that the security council should adopt a new resolution that would include further sanctions against north korea. abe has been juggling a number of priorities since his party took power last month. he became prime minister for a second time. our nhk reporter has more on the issues his administration is trying to tackle. >> reporter: abe's don
japan and china have issues that can't be avoided, such as the dispute over the senkaku islands. the two leaders have been at odds since the national government nationalized the islands. china and taiwan both claim the territory in the east china sea. tang urged dialogue to settle the situation. heaid communication is importt for the tion and t wider world. >>> officials all over north korea have convened in pyongyang for the first time in five years. leader kim jong-un is planning an event of national importance. national defense leaders announced last thursday they will carry out a nuclear test. workers' party leaders then asked secretaries of what they call local cells to gather in the capital. the media said on sunday that kim had some of the country's top defense officials. reporters said the leaders determined to act in his nation's interest. >>> tell us about the challenges in getting this country out of deflati deflation. >> getting price to rise is a major challenge. it's money circulating the markets, company performance, customers appetite for buying things. then there's the c
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